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1. SOLD--------------------------------Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ Remington 1917 Bayonet. Hard to imagine updating this bayonet or scabbard. Perfect blue finish on pommel, guard and the first inch on the ricasso. Parkerized blade is perfect with no nicks or rust.
2. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ Union Fork & Hoe 1942 Bayonet. Full 16” bayonet blade with the only blemish being at the tip where it contacts the scabbard sides. (See pictures.) Absolutely unsharpened. No nicks or dings anywhere. Black grips are perfect. Proper Ord. marked scabbard is the nicest that I have seen. Bayonet locks into scabbard tightly.
3. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII Agents Clandestine Knife. MINT & RARE. The blade measures 4 9/16”with a total length of 7 10/16”. Manufactured by H.B. Long and bears their code number 9. The blade is marked “V” on the ricasso and the obverse is marked “9” which is the manufacturer’s code. The handle is marked “B”, the meaning which is unknown, but which might be short for B.C.R.A, the Free French Intelligence Network ref Clandestine Edged Weapons by Dr. William Windrum pg. 44, photo 11. Comes with the original scabbard that is still soft and supple, made from pig skin. These knives were sewn inside clothing such as shirt sleeves and/or slacks. These were mostly carried by Agents such as the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services U.S.), S.O.E., and the B.C.R.A. (Bureau Central de Rensignements et d’ Action) de Gaulle’s Free French Intelligent Service that were parachuted in occupied countries called Inter-Allied Commandos but were also carried by regular uniformed Commando units ref Clandestine Edged Weapons by Dr. William Windrum pg. 1. Silvey Collection.
4. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII John EK Commando Knife. Bright blade has been cleaned. Excellent handle with exposed tang. Excellent piece overall. Former owner’s name on throat of sheath-D.S. Simmons. Sheath may be a replacement.
5. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII KA-BAR Commando. Bright blade version. Near mint condition. KA-BAR marked sheath. Beautiful example.
6. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg. Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening. Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.
7. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ Vietnam Bring-back NVA Issue Knife marked NVI on the ricasso moulded rubber handle. Blade pitted but solid (enemy knives were rarely seen). Original scabbard is solid and the snap strap works fine.
8. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Vietnam Era U.S. M-1917 Trench Gun Bayonet. Gen-Cut Mfg. Absolutely MINT condition with proper 1917 scabbard—also mint. I have never seen a better one!
9. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ WWII Era CASEXX 225 6” Q, Quartermaster Knife. Un-sharpened, uncleaned condition. Knife appears in 98% condition, sheath 90% with some light soiling.
10. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ U.S. M-4 UTICA. I believe that this bayonet has been taken apart, a new blade added and newer washers added. Also some pieces of leather are missing from the washer that contacts the pommel. I tried it, and it does lock onto an M-1 Carbine just fine. Later M8 A-1 scabbard.
11. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ WWII Era Camillus USN, MKII. Absolutely unsharpened and retaining about 95% of the original finish. Handle, guard and pommel are all tight and retain original finish. Proper USN MKII plastic scabbard is damaged but solid at the tip.
12. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Korean Era U.S. M-5 Bayonet by MILPAR. Some odd plumb coloring on spots on the blade, but I believe that it is the original finish. 99% finish on all metal. M8 A-1 sheath 75% condition.
13. Consignment ~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial. Blade marked. Blade is full 6 ¾” and appears unsharpened. Retaining about 99% of the parkerized finish with scabbard (M-8 A-1) wear only. Leather handle is a little loose, but is solid with no cracked or missing washers.
14. Consignment – 5/29 ~ KA-BAR 1207. 99% condition with only one small spot on the bright blade at the guard. Excellent plus original scabbard.
15. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Delta Knife. Full blade shows some sharpening, mostly limited to the edge. The top of the blade and false edge show some small marks that looks like it was hammered on. Handle is solid and complete. This is one of the nicer knives that I have seen—usually they were treated rather badly. Original scabbard is in excellent condition.
16. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ U.S. M-4 wood Handled M-1 Carbine Bayonet, Camillus Mfg. Mint, unsharpened condition. The nicest example that I have ever had. Minty WWII M8 A1 scabbard.
17. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickle silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
18. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo. (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.) Used notably by Special Forces. Blade is unused. Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.
19. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
20. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era CASEXX Pig Sticker. Bright 6” blade is absolutely mint—unsharpened condition. Hardwood handle is mint as well. Original WWII era scabbard is excellent plus. Beautiful Set.
21. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7. Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact. Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened. Bright guard. Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.
22. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Cattaragus 225-Q. Absolutely mint condition with original scabbard.
23. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era CASE utility knife. 5 ¼” blade shows some sharpening. No pitting or rust anywhere on this bright blade. Pic bone slab grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips. Two tiny brass rivets. Original scabbard is in rough shape with snap strap broken but all pieces are present and with cuts at the mouth of the scabbard (see pictures).
24. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set. MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades. Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.
25. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade. MINT condition.
26. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era Army Air Corps Knife. Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N.Y. Full Blade shows very careful sharpening with one nick in edge (see pictures). Full 5” Ideal style blade (no doubt patterned after Marbles 5” Ideal). Double brass guard and pommel and handle all very tight. I believe this is a replacement scabbard that fits very nicely and has been with the knife for a long time. A VERY NICE EXAMPLE.
27. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard. Blade measures 5 ½”. Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.
28. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 16 Diver’s Knife. MINT condition. Stainless 7” blade. Pancake waxed diver sheath.
29. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ WWII OSS Model #3 Smatchet. Very rare and in MINT condition. This is the Smatchet in Silvey’s WWII Book, Pg. 147. Parkerized blade.
30. Consignment ~ DS ~ Vietnam Era Marine Recon Knife. 100% original with original scabbard. Blade marked KIFFE JAPAN. Retains over 90% or original blue finish. No sharpening or pitting. Some minor spotting at the tip of the 6 1/8” blade. Steel guard and pommel. Handle is tight. Very nice example.
31. Consignment ~ DM ~ Remington M-1917 bayonet converted to fighting knife. Blade has been shortened to 7” and sharpened on both sides. Blade is marked 1913 8 17 Remington in a circle. Reverse is marked broad arrow over a crown. A9 X U.S. kind of busy. Steel guard has been modified. Original grooved wood grips w/small chip missing from underside. Locking mech. removed. Sheath most interesting. Middle of belt hanger stamped broad arrow and 21 under that. Back of sheath London Trade Mark Standard. Back of belt hanger marked D. Mason & Sons underneath that WA SA not totally readable.
32. Consignment ~ DM ~ USM 3 1943 Fighting Knife. Blade bright w/some discoloration, full and only lightly sharpened. Guard is marked U.S. M3 A.C.C. (Aerial Cutlery Co.) 8 grooved leather handle. Handled a lot. Steel butt cap is double pinned & proofed w/flaming bomb. Leather sheath is rough. Marked US M6 MILSCO 1943. Keeper strap has snap missing and pistol belt hanger has been removed. This knife appears to have been field carried a lot.
33. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife.
34. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 500 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era. Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding. Guard, handle and pommel are tight. Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion. Proper scabbard complete with stone. Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.
35. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
36. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
37. Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked. Tight guard. Excellent handle, tight pommel. Finish has been removed from blade, then polished. Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting. Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat. Snap strap works fine. Original leg tie down in place.
38. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
39. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
40. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
41. Consignment ~ JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.
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1. SOLD----------------------------------------------WWII Anderson Fighting
Knife---Minty----The blade is 7 1/8" long and made from the top section of
the Patton Saber. It is marked "L.F. & C. / 1918" on one side and "U.S." on
the other. It has the reddish handle with the Anderson and USA mark. It
comes with a minty leather scabbard. The snaps were probably changed as they
are normally grey. Ref: Cole III pg 186-----Minty----$ 475.00
2. Model 1910 Bolo----Exc
Plus---The blade is 10 3/8" long and in exc plus condition. The only use is
towards the tip area where there are some scratches and a couple minor dings
on the false edge. The blade is marked "S A / 1913" on one side and "US /
30402" on the other. It has the correct blued handle, guard and first 3/16"
of the blade. The walnut grips are in excellent condition. It comes with the
correct early scabbard with the scabbard catch. It is marked "R.I.A. / 1912
/ T.C.O." on the back and "9 SQD" on the front. Ref: Cole III pg
3. WWII 2nd Pattern
F/S---Minty---The blue blade is 6 7/8" long and unused. The guard is marked
"^B2" with a light strike on the B2. It also has the England mark. The 2nd
Pattern handle is unused. The tang nut has not been messed with. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. There is some stitching
separated at the elastic but the elastic is complete.----Minty Issue
4. WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting
Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at
the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER"
upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double
guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of
steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is
an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for
other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 775.00
SOLD------------------------------------------------WWII M3 Imperial------The blade is 6 3/4" long and is marked "US M3
Imperial". It has use and sharpening. The excellent leather handle is clean
and solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with an early M8
scabbard that has a torn grip strap. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #12------$ 225.00
WWI 1917 A.C.Co. Knuckle Knife----Exc Plus-----The blade is 9" long and
unused with just scabbard marks. There are a couple minor dings on the wood
handle. It comes with the original "Jewell-1918" marked scabbard that is
complete. Ref: Cole III pg 23-----Nice-----$ 475.00
7. Phrobis M9A1---Tan----Mint----The blade is 7 1/8" long and marked "M9A1
/ Phrobis Int'l / Spain" on one side and "U.S.A. / Pat. No. / 4,821,356" on
the other. This is the improved version of the M9 bayonet with the improved
sheath design. Not many made and desirable in the tan color.-----Mint-----$
SOLD------------------------------Randall Model 14 With Buffalo Horn Handle-----Minty----The Stainless marked
blade is 7 1/2" long and unused. It has a brass Model 1 style guard. The
handle is Buffalo Horn with finger grooves and a brass butt cap. It comes
with a Johnson Rough Back sheath with an early unmarked orange stone and all
lacings. Probably mid 80's made knife-----Minty----$ 650.00
SOLD-------------------------------------WWII Pal Mark 2----The blade is
6 7/8" long and has some use and sharpening. It is marked "U.S. Navy" on one
side and "RH Pal 37" on the other. The leather handle is Excellent plus. It
comes with a very nice WWII scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87
10. WWII Kinfolks M4
Bayonet----Mint-----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The guard is marked
"U.S.M4 / K I". It also has the ordnance mark on the back side. The leather
handle is unused. It comes with a minty early M8A1 scabbard without
the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #6-----Minty----$ 260.00
11. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo----Mint In The Box-----The black blade is 11" long and mint. It comes
with a mint scabbard, original cardboard sleeve for the scabbard, original
box and plastic sleeve. Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg
12. WWII John Ek Model 9----Marine
Model----The blade is 7" long with some sharpening along the cutting edge
and false edge. There is no rust or pitting. It is marked "9 / F534" at the
ricasso and also has the John Ek mark on the blade. The original handle was
replaced with a wood EGW handle or it might of been a special request.
Either way, it is very nicely done. It comes with the original John Ek
scabbard. Unusual John Ek Knife------$ 425.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Mark 1 Geneva
Forge----Minty-----The blade is 5 1/8" long and unused. It is marked "Mark 1
/ Geneva / Forge Inc." on one side and "U.S.N." on the other. The leather
handle is unused. It comes with a minty USN MK1 scabbard that is complete.
Ref: Cole III pg 82 #25------Minty----$ 225.00
14. Vietnam Special Forces Round
Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and
mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are
unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the
original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey
Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 395.00
15. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The blade is 8 1/4" long with light use and a couple dark spots.
The guard is steel. The handles are wood with aluminum inserts. It comes
with the original leather scabbard that has rawhide lacings and wood
Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in
the wrap---you get to open it. You might want to save the first two
pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
17. SOG Specialty SOG
Knife----Mint----The blade is 6 3/8" long and mint. It is marked
"Seki-Japan" and the Special Forces Crest near the ricasso. It is marked
"Vietnam / 5th Special Forces Group" on the blade. The back side is marked "SOG
/ Specialty / Knives" near the ricasso. It comes with the original mint
scabbard that has a white stone and marked "SOG / Edmonds,WA" near the
tip.-----I think these came out in the late 80"s.------Mint----$ 350.00
WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The double edge blade is 5 1/8" long with use
and sharpening. It has a steel guard and fiber handle. The handle is pinned
to the tang. It comes with the original scabbard that was made for the
knife. Marked on the face of the scabbard is "Vernon J. White /
Communication Dept / Attu Alaska / c/o Fleet C.O. / Seattle Washington". The
same info is on both sides of the scabbard.---$ 70.00
19. WWII Western Baby Shark----Exc----The
blade is 4 3/4" long with very light use. I see no sharpening. It has an
unusual brass guard. The leather handle is solid. It comes with a nice
scabbard that has a couple stitches separated. The snap works fine. Ref:
Cole III pg 62-----$ 90.00
20. WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 3/8" long and has some use and
sharpening. The brass knuckle handle was probably cast off a 1918 handle. It
was made without the ears so that it would lay flat in the scabbard. The
skull crusher tang nut is also brass. It comes with the original
scabbard that has a piece of aluminum on the face. There is also leather
lacing wrapped around the scabbard---meant for a leg tie. Neat Rig-----$
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
SOLD---------------------------------------------WWII Cut Down Model 1942
Bayonet Fighting Knife----Minty----The parkerized blade is 6 7/8" long and
unused. You can still see the "1942" date at the ricasso. The plastic grips
are perfect. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole
III pg 189------Minty----$ 135.00
22. Western L88 Hunting
Knife----Minty With Original Box---The greased blade is 4 1/2" long and
unused. It has the Western Boulder Colo mark on one side (Vietnam Era mark)
and "L88" on the other. It comes with the original sheath and
23. WWII Converted Fighting
Knife----This is one of the utility knives that was converted to a fighting
knife for the War effort. The thin single edge blade is 6" long with some
sharpening. The aluminum guard was slid over the blade, bent to match the
handle and tacked into place. I have seen a number of these done the same
way over the years. The 2 knives on page 173 of Bill Wright's Theater Knives
book have the same guard. The handles are a wood fiber type material. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine.----$ 40.00
24. Reference Book "The Skinning
Knife" by M.H.Cole. Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First
Printing 1996----Unused----$ 25.00
NOTE: The following are AK Bayonets. I am not an expert on these bayonets and have matched some of them to Brett's book--The Military Knife & Bayonet. Some had stickers showing the Country they were made for---hopefully they are correct.
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83. FAKE F/S--The following information is being
presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon. (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.
The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut. The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.
Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades really are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.
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